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$8.7 million awarded to Wisconsin charter schools

Subgrants part of a five year federal program
Monday, June 13, 2022


DPI Media Line, (608) 266-3559
MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction today announced it approved 13 federal subgrant awards totaling more than $8.7 million for the purpose of planning, opening, or expanding charter schools in Wisconsin.
This is the fifth round of funding through a grant program awarded by the U.S. Department of Education to support charter school activities in Wisconsin. The program provides awards for three purposes: planning and implementation subgrants for charter schools opening in fall 2023, implementation subgrants for charter schools that recently opened or will open in 2022, and subgrants to aid the expansion of existing high-quality charter schools.
The state's program prioritizes quality schools serving educationally disadvantaged students. The program focuses on grades six through 12. The criteria for high-quality charter schools include:
  • Showing evidence of strong academic results, including student academic achievement and growth;
  • Operating in a fiscally-appropriate manner, meeting statutory/regulatory requirements; and
  • Demonstrating success in significantly increasing student academic achievement, including graduation rates for all students.
The application period for the sixth round of competitive charter school subgrants for the 2023-24 school year opens this fall. Visit the DPI’s webpage for more information on charter schools in Wisconsin. A full list of grant recipients can be found in this PDF file.

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